Multnomah County’s Office of Communications, in partnership with area agencies, coordinates media requests during hot weather events.
We encourage the media to visit cooling centers, talk to staff and volunteers and help get the word out about the risk of hot temperatures and ways people can come to cool off. We ask members of the media to contact our office before visiting a cooling center to make sure someone is there to welcome them.
Photographers and videographers may take pictures and video of cooling center space, and of staff and volunteers. But the media may not may not quote guests or show guests’ faces without their express permission and written consent.
Our communications teams and cooling center staff can facilitate getting those releases.
Images for download
Download open-source high-resolution images of our regional heat response
Arbor Lodge Cooling Center (Aug. 11, 2021)
Officials Release Preliminary Review on Excessive Heat Deaths (July 13, 2021)
Arbor Lodge Cooling Center (June 29, 2021)
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Street Outreach (June 28, 2021)
Oregon Convention Center Cooling Center (June 27, 2021)
Sunrise Center Cooling Center (June 25, 2021)
Oregon Convention Center Cooling Center (June 25, 2021)